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'I would never put anyone else's health in danger': Gogglebox's Malone family hit back after viewers accused them of flouting social distancing rules

By Jack Newman For Mailonline

Published: 18:38 BST, 3 May 2020 | Updated: 18:39 BST, 3 May 2020

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Gogglebox stars have defended themselves after they were accused of not adhering to social distancing rules.

In recent weeks, the Channel 4 hit show has been criticised by some who believe members of the families are meeting up for the recordings.

Complaints have even been made to Ofcom while other fans have criticised the families on social media.

Observing the rules: The Malone family, who feature on Channel 4's Googlebox, have assured fans they are conforming to social distancing guidelines

Observing the rules: The Malone family, who feature on Channel 4's Googlebox, have assured fans they are conforming to social distancing guidelines

Before Friday's show a Channel 4 narrator announced before the show: 'Just in case you're worried, they are all keeping to the guidelines of social distancing.'

And now the Malone family, made up of Tom, Julie, Tom Jnr and Shaun, from Manchester, have had their say on Twitter.

Tom and Julie's daughter Vanessa does not appear on the show but the parents explained she is a nurse and is living at the family home. 

Reassuring: On the family's Twitter account, Julie explained their daughter who does not live on the show

Reassuring: On the family's Twitter account, Julie explained their daughter who does not appear on the show is living at their home

Fan favourites: The Manchester family are popular among viewers and always have a bowl of tasty snacks in front of them when watching TV

Fan favourites: The Manchester family are popular among viewers and always have a bowl of tasty snacks in front of them when watching TV

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